3 ODE TO MAGGIE
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I wrote a poem for Margaret Thatcher when she attended a Conservative fundraising dinner at my home. We chatted all night. I tried to steer her away from politics but it was her whole life. The week before, I’d heard someone give a superb speech about her. Knowing I couldn’t compete, I wrote this poem instead and presented it to her. She wrote this thank-you letter [right], joking I’d be the next poet laureate.